Luang Prabang to Phongsali

Phongsali Laos


“I didn’t quite appreciate how far Phongsali is from Luang Prabang. The night bus took 16 hours, which would have been fine but for them stopping and turning on the lights every two hours. Worse yet, for the last two hours of the journey they stopped every 30 minutes and turned on the lights, making it impossible to sleep. To get a sense of how remote this bus ride was, at one point I noticed that something was moving near my feet on the bus and nearly had a heart attack.”

The Travelling Urban Hermit | 2016

The Journey up Phongsali

“Most Laos trips are associated with Vientiane, Vang Vieng and the delightfully charming Luang Prabang. So the journey up north to Phongsaly, from Luang Prabang, can be considered off-the-beaten track. In fact, half the journey, there’s no “track” to begin with!”

Roving Light


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